234 235 that regularly come to Pinmar for their paint work,” he reports; “anything from 100-200 foot, all the way up to 550 foot – the largest yachts on the planet.We have a base of faithful clients that will come back to us every three to five years. As such, we have a lot of new business that comes from being the leading brand in the industry and wanted to expand this in the American market.” Today, Pinmar USA has around 45 permanent staff that could double, seasonally. Across the globe, the GYG Group has between 400-500 employees. GYG owns a portfolio of superyacht painting brands including Pinmar, Rolling Stock, and France-based ACA Marine. Collectively, they offer services across the globe and have painted some of the largest superyachts in the world. “It’s mainly re-fit in the U.S. with a few select new build and conversion projects; and in Europe, we’re around 75 percent re-fit and 25 percent new-build in terms of annual revenue,” Burgess PINMAR USA WHERE BEAUTY MEETS DURABILITY Premium quality appearance and protection for your marine vessel. 1.855.6.AXALTA AN AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS BRAND explains. “Pin- mar and Rolling Stock would be contracted to go to ship- yards, whether in Germany, or Holland, or France, or Italy, and they would work on a brand new hull, whether it be steel or aluminum, or even glass fiber, depending on the type of yacht and where it’s built, managing ev- erything from the raw surface of the metal all the way up to the fairing and finish gloss paint.” GYG also owns Techno Craft, a European com- pany that supplies all the scaffolding and con- tainment coverings used when yachts are ser- viced. “These boats have to be covered to protect them, and also to contain the fumes and dust, so that every- thing passes the environmental requirements,” Burgess says. “We also have Pin- mar Supply, which is a large chandlery in Europe that supplies all the yachts with its requirements such as painting supplies, cleaning supplies, or anything to do with yacht maintenance. Burgess says that plans for the U.S. operation include mirroring what the Group already has in place on the other side of the Atlantic. “We have ambitious